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Construction Technology Management (CNS)

The purpose of this program is to meet the educational needs of the construction industry by training entry-level construction managers and by providing continuing education for construction employees. Graduates will be qualified to be draftspersons, engineering and construction aides, building materials and manufacturing representatives, planning aides and detailers. Dutchess Community College graduates will be able to transfer many credits to accredited construction management programs at four-year colleges.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the CNS program, graduates can be expected to have knowledge in the following areas of study:

• Communications – Student will be able to graphically, orally and in writing meet the requirements of an entry-level project manager.

• Technology – Student will have an understanding of structures, material and methods and environmental systems.

• Field – Student will have the skills necessary to work as an entry level project manager including the ability to read and interpret construction documents, recognize and understand contract construction documents, basic estimating and scheduling skills, surveying skills as they relate to construction and will have an understanding of the activities, organization and ethics of the profession.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MAT 132

Technical Mathematics II (a)

3

ARC 103

Basic Architectural Drawing (b)

3

ARC 105

Building Materials & Construction I

3

ARC 104

Introduction to Computer Graphics

1

ARC 113

Architecture Introductory Seminar

1

TOTAL

 

14


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

ARC 106

Building Materials & Construction II

3

ARC 110

Architectural Drawing (c)

3

ARC 214

Professional Practice

3

ENR 215

Surveying I

3

Elective (e)

 

3

TOTAL

 

18


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ECO 105, GOV 121, HIS 104, HIS 108 

3

ARC 202

Mechanics of Structures

2

ARC 205

Working Drawings

4

WFE 101

Lifetime Wellness and Fitness

3

ARC 211

Mechanical and Electrical Systems
in Buildings

3

TOTAL

 

15


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

CNS 240

Capstone Project

4

ARC 207

Structural Analysis

3

Business Elective (d)

 

3-4

Elective (e)

 

3

TOTAL

 

16-17

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

63-64


a. Students whose mathematics background does not include intermediate algebra and trigonometry first must take MAT 131. Qualified students may take a more advanced mathematics course.

b. ARC 100 and ARC 101, in combination, may be taken in place of ARC 103.

c. ARC 107 and ARC 109, in combination, may be taken in place of ARC 110.

d. Business Elective to be BUS 104 or ACC 104.

e. Elective courses to be taken in Mathematics (Appendix A), Humanities (Appendix G), Social Sciences (Appendix C) or Natural Science (Appendix B). See General Education Appendices for available courses.